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    ‘You create your own luck, in a way’. About Norwegian footballers’ understanding of success,...

    In this feature article, Pål Augestad, Mats Bruu and Frode Telseth summarize their recent article from Soccer & Society in which they present the results of a study trying to find out why some young and ambitious football talents succeed in their quest to become professional players while the overwhelming majority does not. Is it deliberate practice and successful talent development? Or maybe just plain luck? They asked the players that made it what they thought.

    Engaging with uncertainty in athlete development – orchestrating talent development through incremental leadership |...

    In this feature article, Christian Thue Bjørndal and Lars Tore Ronglann summarize their recent article from Sport, Education and Society in which they argue for a new perspetive on sports coaching, beyond traditional models and supporting a view of the coach as orchestrator. Coaching as well as athlete development will, they claim, be substatially improved with the application of a model of incremental leadership.

    Super equestrians: the construction of identity/ies and impression management among young equestrians in upper...

    In this feature article, Lovisa Broms, Susanna Hedenborg & Aage Radmann summarize their recent article from Sport, Education and Society in which they present a study of how young equestrians utilize social media platforms in order to perceive, construct, negotiate, and manage identities. The results indicate that young riders have identified an online stable culture where high performance equestrianism is the norm.

    Youth Sport 2.0? The Development of eSports in Norway from 2016 to 2019 |...

    In this feature article, Anne Tjønndal and Mads Skauge summarize their recent article from Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health in which they argue that eSports is gaining considerable and increasing prominence in Norwegian sports, in spite of not being formally recognized by the national sports confederation. However, local sports clubs as well as high school sports programs are openly encouraging participation in eSports.

    Youth sport injury research: a narrative review and the potential of interdisciplinary research |...

    In this feature article, Solveig Elisabeth Hausken-Sutter and colleagues summarize their article from BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine in which they present an overview of youth football and youth sport injury research. They show that research in this field lacks integration across disciplines and paradigms, and propose an interdisciplinary research process as a response to the call for interdisciplinarity in sport injury research.

    Exploring social justice pedagogies in health and physical education through Critical Incident Technique methodology...

    In this feature article, Rod Philpott and colleagues summarize their article from European Physical Education Review in which they describe and reflect on the Critical Incident Technique (CIT) methodology used in their study ‘Education for Equitable Health Outcomes: The Promise of School Health and Physical Education’ to explore how secondary school health and physical education (HPE) teachers address social justice in their teaching practice.

    “Doing gender” in critical event studies: a dual agenda for research | A summary

    In this feature article, Katherine Dashper and Rebecca Finkel summarize their article from International Journal of Event and Festival Management in which they introduce critical gender theory to events studies by adopting feminist and intersectional perspectives and applying them to events environments. Event studies has been slow to engage with gender theory and gender-aware research, and this contribution to the field will amplify feminist voices in critical event studies.

    Where do They all Come From? Youth, Fitness Gyms, Sport Clubs and Social Inequality...

    In this feature article, Mads Skauge and Ørnulf Seippel summarize their article from Sport in Society in which they study youth physical activity in organised sports as compared to fitness centers exercise. The trend is to move from the former to the latter, and not just in Norway where this study was carried out. The pertinent aspect of this move is whether it will impact the developmen of a lifelong interest in exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

    Sensory sociological phenomenology, somatic learning and ‘lived’ temperature in competitive pool swimming | A...

    In this feature article, Gareth McNarry, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Adam B. Evans summarize their article from The Sociological Review in which they employ sociological phenomenology to illuminate the under-researched sense of temperature, as lived by a social group for whom water temperature is particularly salient: competitive pool swimmers. The research contributes to a developing ‘sensory sociology’.

    “Being or becoming physically active”: Unpacking conceptions about objectives and methods in partnership-based alternative...

    In this feature article, Johan Högman, Christian Augustsson & Pernilla Hedström summarize their article from European Journal for Sport and Society in which they present the results from a study of less than successful intervention programs with the aim of promoting children’s development of a physically active lifestyle. Success or failure may well, conclude the authors, hinge on programs applying a multi-leveled ecological model.
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